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What Is Murder (PC 187)? Defenses and Punishment.

Posted by George L. Fernandez | Apr 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is murder?  California Penal Code § 187(a) defines murder as an act, with malice, that causes the death of another person (or fetus) without a lawful excuse or legal justification.  It is a strike offense under the California “Three Strikes Law” that specifies certain violent or serious felo...

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